I was riding around with LucidDream57 (954) and some dude with an R1 last night. Anyway it was the first time I've ridden with Lucid since he's had a chance to get some seat time on the new bike. So we're being a little squidly (hyperlegal speeds on the highway, I was the only one in full gear though) and we're coming up to a nice long left sweeper and I look down and I'm doing an indicated 173 (stock, no speedo healer so probably in the 160s....anyway) and I'm not hanging off the bike enough to lean as much as I needed so I start grabbing brakes like no one's business (which causes it to stand up even more) cause there's a delivery truck in my lane that I'm fast approaching and the brakes give me this mushy feel (too much lever pull from when I started the ride (original fluid, a little over 3000 miles)) and I'm not slowing down fast enough and I'm starting to run wide right. Anyway, I thought I was going into the back of the truck when suddenly an exit ramp begins to the right and I was able to scoot by the truck and get back on the highway (reminded me of when I was at Summit Point - JC circuit and I came into turn 1 too hot and just ran off the course).
SOOOooooo....I need to: #1 slow down on public roadways and #2 upgrade my brakes. I already have Motul 600RBF cause I bought the Goodridge -2 lines for my F4 and never installed them. So I need pads and lines. What does everyone think about the Galfer superbike lines (the one's that are -2.8, i think, so a little better feel than -3 and not as crazy touchy as the -2's). And pads...how about the Ferodo XR's?
Also...was the mushy feel and increased lever travel caused by the lines swelling or the fluid heating up and compressing too much, or both? Oh yeah, does anyone know if Speedbleeders for an F4 will work on the RR (I have them too from the brake upgrade I never did on F4)?
Okay, sorry so long, just needed to get all that out and couldn't possibly tell the wifey about last night's festivities.
My list so far
Fluid: Motul 600RBF
Pads: Ferodo XR - okay for street and track?
Lines: Galfer Superbike
Goodridge SpeedBleeders: Can I reuse F4's (8mmx1.25) or do I need new ones? I've seen someplaces that say the 1000RR uses 7mm. Is that for the 06, or for the 04-05 too?
Master cylinder banjo bolt with bleeder: Do I need this? If so who makes it and where do I get one? Is it another SpeedBleeder?